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  1. Help young workers but don't blame the old says TUCRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    There is insufficient evidence to suggest that older people's pensions are weighing on the wages or pension benefits of young workers, says a new briefing published by the TUC yesterday . The paper on intergenerational inequality - Talkin' 'bout my generation published to coincide with the TUC's annual pension conference in London yesterday, says that: Changes to the labour market, rather than pensions for older workers, have placed young people at the sharp end of falling pay, rising insecurity and poor retirement provision.

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  2. Methodists in Britain welcome UMC statement on Trump immigration orderRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Dr Roger Walton and Rachel Lampard, have welcomed a United Methodist Church statement on Trump's immigration order, given by Bishop Bruce R. Ough, the president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops. Minneapolis: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement regarding President Trump's executive order on immigration at a press conference on 30 January 2017 sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Churches.

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  3. UN chief calls on US to lift refugee resettlement measuresRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday said resettlement is often "the only possible solution" for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and that the US policy, which bars entry of Syrians into the country, "should be removed sooner rather than later."

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  4. Government ideology makes caring more difficultRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    When making cuts to social security benefits the government's approach has been to blame the poor for their own poverty. Now it seems that having slashed social care budgets they would like to shift responsibility for the resultant crisis onto hard-pressed and often exhausted families.

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  5. Quakers seeek to build trust between faith and science communitiesRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Faith and science communities met this week as Quakers set out to build communication and support between them. Quakers in Britain and the Quaker United Nations Office held two interfaith luncheons with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change .

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  6. Matses Indians denounce oil exploration on uncontacted tribes' landRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Matses Indians from the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon have denounced the threat of oil exploration on their ancestral land, which is home to uncontacted tribes. The Matses live in the Amazon Uncontacted Frontier, the stretch of land that straddles the borders of Peru and Brazil.

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  7. Call for Prevent duty to be scrapped after LEA admits discriminationRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A local education authority has admitted a Bedfordshire primary school discriminated against a seven-year-old boy and his younger brother by calling police because the children had been given plastic toy guns as presents. Central Bedfordshire Council Local Education Authority has admitted the school - whose teachers were attempting to act in accordance with the Government's Prevent guidance - would not have called police if a white child had received a toy gun.

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  8. Doctors warn Pakistan over executing mentally illRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Khizar Hayat, a former policeman, could be hanged as early as next week. A stay preventing his execution expires today unless judges agree to lengthen it.

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  9. Young refugees project receives A 1million awardRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A project designed to help young refugees integrate into communities in Britain has secured A 1 million in funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery. The dream behind From Surviving to Thriving , which will launch in Luton, Birmingham and Leeds, is that all asylum-seeking children in the UK are safe and cared for and actively contribute to create a fair, well-informed and child-friendly asylum care process, allowing them to have the ability to engage and aspire to a better future.

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  10. Refugee and migrant 'real stories' must be told to counter hate speechRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the increased role of media in shaping perceptions towards them, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations has co-sponsored a symposium with the European Union drawing attention to this growing challenge and exploring efforts to combat it. "2016 has been an elections year in many countries. 4 comments

  11. Ministry of Justice data show 119 suicides in prisons during 2016Read the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    An all-time record number of people lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales last year, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform confirm today . Official data published by the Ministry of Justice show that 119 prisoners died by suicide during 2016 - the highest number in a calendar year since current recording practices began in 1978.

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  12. Child poverty - we can't afford itRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    In 2013 Sir Michael Marmot warned that Britain faced a 'public health timebomb' of child poverty and inequality. He stated, "I would say to any government that cares about the health of its population: look at the impact of their policies on the lives people are able to lead and, more importantly, at the impact on inequality.

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  13. UK must play no role in torture says human rights organisationRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Prime Minister must ensure the UK plays no role in a revived US torture programme, human rights organisation Reprieve has warned today , after President Trump said that he believes 'torture works.' Mrs May was questioned in Parliament yesterday ahead of a meeting with the President later this week, but did not say whether she would raise Britain's opposition to torture during her trip.

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  14. Dakota pipeline decision 'shameful' sidelining of indigenous peopleRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Responding to US President Trump's signing of an executive order advancing the completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, Amnesty International USA's Individuals at Risk Program Director Zeke Johnson, said: "President Trump's decision to disregard the serious concerns of indigenous people about the Dakota Access Pipeline is a shameful and unconscionable attack on human rights. "The US government is obligated under international law to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of indigenous people like the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, including the right to access clean water and the right to peacefully protest.

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  15. Trade unionists welcome Supreme Court ruling safeguardsRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Trade unionists, including the head of theTrades Union Congress and the Scottish Trades Union Congress , have welcomed the UK Supreme Court ruling on the triggering of Article 50. But they also warn that fundamental rights, the needs of devolved nations, and even the future of democracy itself are at stake in the battel over Brexit. Responding to the supreme court's ruling, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said: "With this judgement the supreme court has recognised that the hard won rights of people across the UK are being put at risk by Brexit.

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  16. UN agency urges support for small farmers in develping countriesRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency has called for information technology tools that can help boost their resilience as well as feed a growing world population. "Millions of small family farmers need technical and financial assistance to be more resilient and adapt to the impacts of climate change," said JosA Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation .

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  17. TUC publishes five tests for the government's industrial strategyRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Trades Union Congress yesterday published five tests the government's industrial strategy must meet if it is to make the UK successful after Brexit with higher productivity, more high-quality jobs and major improvements to living standards. The views are re ublished ahead of the green paper on industrial strategy expected to be issued early this week by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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  18. IFJ warns President Trump against threats to press freedomRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    As US incoming president Donald Trump prepared for his inauguration the International Federation of Journalists was calling on him to stop attacking the media and respect freedom of expression as a fundamental right. The IFJ says it has been deeply concerned about a number of clashes between Donald Trump and the press throughout the presidential campaign and beyond, including a series of intimidations and threats against journalists, hateful comments, media bans and proposals to amend libel laws.

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  19. Protesters to demand 'stop Trump's arms race' at US EmbassyRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is set to protest outside the US embassy today to demand an end to Donald Trump's arms race, coinciding with his presidential inauguration. Thousands are expected as part of a series of co-ordinated protests.

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  20. Public sector workers face real pay falls of thousands by 2020 says TUCRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Workers in the public sector face real pay falls of thousands of pounds by 2020, according to new analysis published by the TUC. It finds that midwives, teachers and social workers will see real pay losses of over A 3,000, while nurses, firefighters and border guards face losing more than A 2,500.

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